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Quick Hits: October 29, 2020

Furuno Mourns Jeff Shield.

Furuno is mourning the death of Jeff Shield, a commercial sales representative who died Oct. 20 following complications from a medical procedure. A Delaware native, Shield brought his knowledge and expertise to the Furuno sales department over the last five years as a commercial sales representative for the East Coast and Great Lakes regions. During that time, he contributed to the fleet navigation retrofit of the Canadian Coast Guard and the fleet renewal of Doppler Speed Logs for his beloved USCG. “The people you love and respect are never gone from you memories and thoughts,” said GMT Electronics general manager Michael Matta in a statement. “ They never vanish, they just pass to an everlasting life. Yet we still miss them no matter what. No matter how strong we are in the faith.”



Marine Travelift Launches Co-op Program

The company received its first student, a University of Wisconsin engineering major, in the seven-month paid co-op.


Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The e-newsletter will not publish July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.


ORR Announces Federally Funded Projects

The U.S. Economic Development Administration prioritized outdoor recreation for the first time


Ten Ways To Sell in a Tough Economy

These keys to successful selling can help you create customers who keep coming back, even when sales dip


ASA Names New Board Members

The American Sportfishing Association filled two at-large seats and two regional seats on its board of directors.


Dammrich, Hopkinson Partner With Marine Resources Recruitment

The industry veterans will help clients fill executive-suite, marine industry job openings around the world.


DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

With the second quarter coming to a close, was there parity between the budget and financial performance in the first six months? Take the Pulse Report survey here.


Passagemaker Relaunches Podcast

Trawler Talk aims to connect with those who are interested in the cruising lifestyle, with episodes dropping every other week